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Two Months In and Delicate’s Still Digging the VUE

Delicate's President Jason Alt with one of their new VUE as-115 Subwoofers.

San Diego, CA (November 15, 2012) – As one of North America’s leading production companies, Camarillo, California-based Delicate Productions provides audio, lighting, and multimedia services for some of the world’s most recognizable clients. With an ever-expanding roster that includes names like The Killers, Silver Sun Pickups and Foo Fighters, there’s little doubt that Delicate’s unwavering focus on customer satisfaction is paying off.

A passionate group of audio/video “gear heads”, the Delicate team’s knowledge and sheer know-how is matched by their zeal for new technology and a commitment to keeping up with the industry’s latest offerings. So when it came time to update their range of compact, portable systems, the team was anxious to hear what VUE Audiotechnik had to offer.

“I’d been hearing a lot of buzz about this new loudspeaker company that was a joint venture between the founders of EAW and Apogee Sound,” explained Delicate’s President, Jason Alt. “After a quick phone discussion, VUE invited us to a demo they were conducting near our headquarters here in Camarillo. We were immediately impressed with the build quality, as well as the forward, warm voicing that was exceptionally consistent throughout the range.”

Alt and team quickly recognized that the VUE speakers would be ideal for a series of private, VIP events taking place throughout October as part of L.A.’s Fashion Week. There was only one problem…the speaker had to be white.

“As a new company, I wasn’t sure they’d be willing to take on a custom job so soon,” explained Alt. “Not only did they agree without hesitating, but I had the speakers in my warehouse within two weeks!”

Delicate added a total of 12 VUE Audiotechik boxes to their lineup. Included were eight, a-8 full range models, along with four as-115 subwoofers. All 12 cabinets were custom painted in satin white, as requested.

Since taking delivery in late September, Delicate has successfully deployed the VUE systems in a variety of environments, at more than a dozen events. Discerning customers have ranged from Chanel (Chanel Cruse—produced by Bounce Event Marketing) to the Hammer Museum (a Mitie Tucker Event Production), to name just a few.

“The VUE speakers simply sounded fantastic,” remarked engineer Noel Edwards, who was among the first to use the new speakers for the Hammer Museum Gala. “They provided exactly the presence I needed, and best of all, they required almost no EQ. They just sounded so nice and warm right out of the box.”

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About VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

VUE Audiotechnik Completes U.S. Rep Network

San Diego, CA (September 24, 2012) - VUE Audiotechnik today announced the completion of its U.S. representative network with the appointment of seven additional firms covering the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions.

This news comes just two weeks after the company announced the appointment of three firms covering the Western U.S., and is further evidence that VUE leadership is moving swiftly to meet escalating demand with a robust sales and support network.

Launched in March, VUE Audiotechnik has gained significant momentum thanks in part to a nation-wide demo tour that kicked off in early August. Incorporating the complete VUE Audiotechnik loudspeaker lineup, the VUE demo tour has touched down in more than 20 cities to date, generating significant interest and resulting in a recently announced extension of the tour through the end of October.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining such a dynamic, up-and-coming brand,” reported Larry Meyer of Meyer Marketing, whose first official duty was to support the VUE demo tour as it passed through Florida earlier this month. “I’ve been doing this for a very long time, and I can’t recall when a company has generated so much attention, and a product line has been so well received.”

Meyer Marketing, Pro Media Marketing, PixAural, Inc., Marketing Concepts, NFS Communications, D. Dalzell & Company, and Lienau AV Associates, Inc. join three previously announced firms to complete VUE’s U.S. representation. Each firm can be reached in its respective territory via the contact information provided below, or by visiting the rep contact page on the VUE’s website.

“Assembling a skilled and enthusiastic rep network is critical in our goal toward becoming the best loudspeaker manufacturer AND the best business partner in professional audio,” stated VUE Audiotechnik’s Executive Vice President Jim Sides. “Completing our U.S. network is a major milestone, and I’m extremely confident that we’ve assembled an exceptional organization that will bring tremendous passion and commitment to VUE customers throughout the United States.”

Visit www.vueaudio.com/about/sales-reps/ to contact a rep a VUE Audiotechnik representative in your territory.

VUE Audiotechnik’s Demo Tour Crosses the U.S. and Back Again

Be among the first to hear VUE Audiotechnik’s complete family of professional loudspeakers when the company’s U.S. demo tour passes through a city near you. 

San Diego, CA (Sept. 7, 2012) - Responding to increasing demand after a series of highly successful demos in August, VUE leadership today announced plans to expand the U.S. leg of their tour another eight weeks-hitting key demo sites throughout North America before expanding globally.

“This is very different from the typical loudspeaker demo in that we’re meeting with potential customers at their own facilities, and demonstrating our entire line,” explained VUE’s Executive Vice President, Jim Sides. “This format not only allows potential customers to audition our entire range, but it presents our team with an opportunity to better understand each customer’s unique business model. This is the type of personalized demo that I’ve always wanted to do, and we’re thrilled that people are responding so well to the format and to our products.”

The demo tour features a full complement of VUE Audiotechnik’s current offerings. Identified by VUE’s CEO Ken Berger as the “first wave”, the current lineup was revealed at the InfoComm show in Vegas last June. It includes three product classes encompassing a broad range of systems, from the most compact contractor offerings, to VUE’s flagship h-Class Active models. Berger reports that a “second wave” is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year, and that those new products will be incorporated into the tour at that time.

“The VUE speakers clearly appeal to a diverse customer base,” explained Steve Gorski of The SG Group, VUE Audiotechnik’s representative in the Southwest U.S., and an active participant in the first six stops of the tour. “From touring sound to AV integrators, the demos we’ve conducted have generated enthusiastic feedback across the board, and the resulting ‘word of mouth’ is fueling intense interest throughout the audio community. The momentum is definitely building, and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it.”

The VUE team is conducting demos this week in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. From there, the demo tour moves to Florida and Georgia (Sept. 9-15), before heading north to New York and other northeast states. The tour will then turn west, booking additional stops throughout October.

Those interested in participating in the demo tour are encouraged to contact their local VUE Audiotechnik representative. Contact information, as well as an ever-growing list of tour stops, can be found online at: www.vueaudio.com/events/

About VUE Audiotechnik
VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

VUE Continues Momentum, Announces Representation for the Western U.S.

San Diego, CA (August 30, 2012) - VUE Audiotechnik today announced the appointment of three noted representative firms that will oversee the company’s sales and support efforts across the western U.S.

Building on the momentum sparked by VUE’s first official product unveilings at the InfoComm show in June, these appointments mark the latest step in an aggressive expansion of a worldwide sales and distribution network for the young brand.

H.C. Garrison Company, The SG Group, and Warman Marketing all join VUE Audiotechnik as of August, and can be reached in their prospective territories via the contact information provided below.

“Fostering strong, long-term relationships as a cornerstone to great service is one of our most valued principles at VUE,” explained VUE Audiotechnik’s Executive Vice President Jim Sides. “These firms share that same commitment, and we’re pleased that they’ve agreed to bring their experience, passion and energy to our efforts.”

California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii

The SG Group
Laurie Valenzi-Buell
(310) 937-7529
laurie@thesggroupreps.com
www.thesggroupreps.com

Washington, Oregon, Western Montana and Northwest Idaho

H.C. Garrison Company
H.C. (Bud) Garrison
(503) 638-4906
hcgarr@aol.com

Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico and Southeast Idaho, Eastern Montana

Warman Marketing
Harry Warman
(800) 792-7626
hwarman@comcast.net
www.warmanmarketing.com

About VUE Audiotechnik
VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

Joe Manning and International Sales to Represent VUE Audiotechnik in Asia-Pacific

L to R: Jim Sides, EVP at VUE Audiotechnik and Joe Manning of International Sales

San Diego, CA (August 1, 2012) – With a nod toward Asia and the Pacific Rim as key strategic territories, newly formed loudspeaker manufacturer VUE Audiotechnik today announced that Joe Manning of International Sales will serve as the company’s official representative throughout the region.

Under the terms of the partnership, Manning will help expand VUE Audiotechnik’s presence throughout the Asia-Pacific region by assembling and managing a distribution network for the company’s growing family of professional loudspeakers technologies.

“Joe’s reputation for building and leading highly-effective international sales channels is simply unmatched in our industry,” stated Jim Sides, executive vice president at VUE Audiotechnik. “His expertise, and solid relationships will be absolutely invaluable as we introduce new, innovative technologies and seek to forge strong, long-term business relationships throughout the world. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Joe and his team.”

VUE Audiotechnik was launched in March by Jim Sides – former Meyer Sound Germany CEO and Apogee Sound co-founder, and Ken Berger – co-founder and former CEO of EAW.

Manning launched International Sales nearly 20 years ago to help U.S. manufacturers connect with international dealers and distributors. Since then International Sales has helped to expand worldwide market share for some of professional and consumer audio’s most noted brands including EAW, APB Dynasonics, Symetrix, and Furman Sound.

“I’ve known both Ken and Jim for many years and I respect their passion for innovation and their commitment to driving the industry forward,” Manning remarked. “Already—in just four short months—VUE has introduced some very compelling technologies. I am enthusiastic about this company and am looking forward to bringing their innovations to customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

VUE Audiotechnik Contact: kritland@vueaudio.com

International Sales Contact: joe@intlsales.net

 

Stay up to date on future VUE Audiotechnik developments by visiting: www.vueaudio.com

About VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

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Engebretson Joins VUE Audiotechnik Engineering Team

San Diego, CA (June 21 2012) - VUE Audiotechnik today announced that pro audio luminary, Mark Engebretson, has joined the company’s San Diego-based engineering leadership group.

Mike Adams (L) and Mark Engebretson (R)

In his role at VUE Audiotechnik, Engebretson will work as an engineering consultant, overseeing development and patent efforts for several advanced audio technologies slated for deployment throughout the VUE Audiotechnik line over the next 24 months.

“Mark and I have worked together numerous times over the years and I couldn’t be more excited that we’ll be collaborating once again,” commented VUE Audiotechnik’s Design Chief, Michael Adams. “I have tremendous respect for Mark’s innate ability to develop and leverage seemingly esoteric concepts into industry-defining products. His reputation speaks for itself and his experience will be a huge asset as we pursue new performance standards with unique designs that challenge commonly accepted conventions.”

“I’m excited about what I see happening behind the scenes at VUE Audiotechnik,” commented Engebretson. “There’s a powerful combination of passion, experience, and a commitment to exploring all options in order to drive innovation forward. At VUE I can bring something totally new to the industry I love. It’s a level of creative freedom that I’ve not experienced in a very long time.”

Prior to joining VUE Audiotechnik, Engebretson held influential leadership positions at some of professional audio’s most respected companies. Most recently he was the VP of R&D and chief design architect for QSC. Prior to that he led JBL Professional’s Northridge, California-based R&D department. Other highlights include a stint at Summit Laboratories, Vice President of Product Development for Altec Lansing, and VP of R&D for Paramount Pictures.

In 2002 Engebretson was honored at the 74th Academy Awards with a Scientific and Engineering Award for his contributions in the design and engineering of the modern constant-directivity, direct radiator style motion picture loudspeaker systems.

About VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

VUE Audiotechnik Debuts Three Product Classes at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas, NV, June 2012 – VUE Audiotechnik will premiere three powerful loudspeaker families at this week’s InfoComm convention in Las Vegas. This will be the first official product unveiling since the company’s founding earlier this year.

Addressing a broad range of applications with advanced technologies, innovative designs, and class-leading performance, VUE Audiotechnik’s H, A and I Classes incorporate purpose-designed transducers, enclosures, and system electronics to deliver exceptional results for their respective market segments.

Highlights include:

  • H Class family with Truextent™ beryllium HF compression drivers: Better high-frequency performance than aluminum or titanium
  • Active Compliance Management™ (ACM): A patent-pending subwoofer technology combining sophisticated DSP with a hybrid enclosure for exceptional definition and output
  • Purpose-designed components: Fully optimized for every driver/cabinet combination across all three classes.
  • Network monitoring: Via standard Ethernet protocols and accessible through an intuitive software interface.
  • I Class for AV contractors: Professional-grade components, wood enclosures and included hanging hardware

Ken Berger, CEO of VUE Audiotechnik comments, “We’ve worked hard to ensure that each of our classes brings something truly unique to their respective markets — from cutting edge technologies and innovative designs in the flagship H Class, to a very compelling price/performance equation in our I Class systems.”

“But this is just the beginning,” continued Berger. “The technologies revealed today will join others in development, and all three classes will expand significantly over the next 24 months. It’s really quite exciting to debut this first wave at InfoComm and to underscore our commitment to serving the industry we value so highly.”

H Class: Performance without Compromise

VUE Audiotechnik imbues the flagship H Class with its most advanced technologies and innovative designs.

At the heart of every H Class full-range system is VUE’s proprietary, beryllium-based compression driver. Beryllium delivers better sonic performance than both aluminum and titanium thanks to an extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, which dramatically reduces mechanical deformation (breakup), and shifts resonant frequencies above the
audible range.

h-12 active two-way (click for full size)

Each beryllium HF transducer is paired with an equally advanced LF counterpart. To increase power handling and decrease power compression, all transducers deployed in full-range H Class systems feature a large, 100 mm/4-inch voice coil.

Active onboard electronics include system-optimized amplification and DSP for each driver and cabinet combination. Network control and monitoring capabilities are available via standard Ethernet-based protocols and accessible through an intuitive
software interface.

All H Class enclosures are manufactured using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing and a rugged polyurethane finish. Full-range models include integrated hanging points, while h-12 models also include a pole-mount system for use with stands or atop subwoofers.

HS-28 Subwoofer with ACM Technology (click for full size)

At launch, the H Class includes 12- and 15-inch two-way models (wide and narrow coverage) as well as the hs-28 subwoofer, a dual 18-inch active design that debuts VUE Audiotechnik’s patent pending Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology.

ACM technology utilizes a unique hybrid configuration in which two 18-inch woofers share a common vented chamber. One woofer’s frontal radiation is direct, while the second woofer is set at 90 degrees and drives a second vented chamber that has fourth-order response characteristics. Each woofer has its own amplifier and DSP control. This sophisticated combination of physics and DSP yields a substantial increase in amplitude over conventional designs, with the summed output of drivers and vents maintaining flat phase response and exhibiting low distortion, while occupying a more compact enclosure.

A Class: Applied Engineering, Precision Performance

The A Class is designed specifically for working professionals seeking a better balance of performance, versatility, and value. Benefiting from the same design principles behind the flagship H Class, the versatile A Class models possess similar voicing characteristics, allowing them to easily outperform their competition in this segment.

a-15, a-12, a-10, a-8 (click for full size)

At launch, the A Class range includes passive systems in 8-, 10-, 12-, and 15-inch two-way configurations, as well as a selection of three powerful subwoofers. And as with the flagship H Class, all A Class transducers and enclosures are manufactured to VUE Audiotechnik’s exacting specifications to work in synchronous harmony for exceptional performance.

Every A Class two-way model combines a neodymium LF transducer, neodymium compression driver, and a system-optimized, high-order crossover to deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response at maximum SPLs. Each compression driver is mounted to a 70 x 55 degree horn that can be rotated for ideal dispersion in either horizontal or vertical configurations. The larger A-12 and A-15 models will operate in either passive (single amped) or bi-amped modes via a simple, high current switch located on the rear panel.

as-418 Subwoofer (click for full size)

The A Class subwoofer family is led by the formidable as-418, which combines four 18-inch drivers into a dual-isobaric design to deliver higher output, lower distortion, and lower power compression — all from an enclosure the size of most dual 18-inch subwoofers.

A Class cabinets are manufactured to the same standards as the flagship H Class, using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing and a rugged polyurethane finish. Full-range models feature a unique pentagon shape for easy use in either monitor or FOH orientations. Integrated hanging points provide flexible flying options, while a pole-mount system allows for portable use on stands or atop subwoofers.

I Class: Step Away from the Plastic Boxes

VUE Audiotechnik’s I Class offers AV Contractors a high-performance alternative to the bevy of plastic-boxed systems available today.

Addressing a broad range of applications while delivering sonic performance that far exceeds expectations in this segment, I Class models benefit from professional-grade components and the same manufacturing processes behind all VUE Audiotechnik systems. As a result, every model in the line features purpose-built transducers, rugged wood enclosures and most importantly, VUE Audiotechnik’s unwavering attention to detail and quality.

L to R: i-2 x 4.5, i-4.5, i-6, i-8, is-26 Sub (click for full size)

At launch, the I Class range includes surface-mount, full-range systems as well as three powered and passive subwoofer options — allowing contractors and system designers to address applications ranging from compact PA to ancillary fill in larger distributed systems.

I Class wood enclosures are protected with a rugged industrial-grade coating, and every full-range model ships with integrated surface mounting hardware right in the box.

Learn more about our H, A and I Class systems by visiting: www.vueaudio.com.

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About VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

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